Parishes Announce Special Reconciliation Opportunities

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The following is a county-by-county schedule of upcoming Reconciliation opportunities at various parishes in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Please note that these opportunities begin on May 23. In most cases, these are temporary dates/times during this period when parishes are gradually resuming the public celebration of the sacraments. Updates may be made to this schedule as additional parishes provide information. Click HERE for the Bishop’s directives for the public celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

BEDFORD COUNTY

Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish in Bedford
Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:00 p.m. until completion.

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BLAIR COUNTY

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona
Saturday at Noon

Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday 7:15 – 8:00 a.m. and Noon-12:45 p.m.
(For the week beginning May 23)

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Altoona
Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Altoona
Saturday, May 23: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 30: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 4: 3:00 p.m.
Friday, June 5: 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 6: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart Parish in Altoona
Saint Mary Parish in Altoona
Saturday, May 23 – 12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart

Saturday, May 23 – 3:00 p.m. at Saint Mary
Tuesday, May 26 – 5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Wednesday, May 27 – 5:30 p.m. at Saint Mary
Thursday, May 28 – 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart
Friday, May 29 – 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart
Saturday, May 30 – 12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Saturday, May 30 – 3:00 p.m. at Saint Mary
Friday, June 5 – 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart
Friday, June 5 – 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart
Saturday, June 6 – 12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Saturday, June 6 – 3:00 p.m. at Saint Mary
Saturday, June 13 – 12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Saturday, June 13 – 3:00 p.m. at Saint Mary

Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Duncansville
Thursdays at 4:00 PM
Saturdays at 1:00 PM

Saint Joseph Parish in Bellwood
Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
Or call for an appointment

Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Altoona
Saturdays at Noon and 3:00 p.m.

Monday and Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in Altoona
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. (concluding visitations)
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. (at the beginning of private visitation)
Confessions heard in priests’ sacristy

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CAMBRIA COUNTY

Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel in Loretto
Saturdays 11:30 a.m. until completion  

Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. until completion
Fridays 9:15 a.m. until completion  

Holy Family Parish in Portage
Saturday, May 23:  1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 24:   1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 25:  1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26:  1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 28:   1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 29:    1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 30:   1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Holy Name Parish in Ebensburg
Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Our Lady of the Alleghenies Parish in Lilly
Saturday, May 23rd – 11:00am to 11:45am

Tuesday, May 26th – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday, May 28th – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, June 1st – 9:15am to 9:45am and 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 2nd – 9:15am to 10:00am and 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 3rd – 9:15am to 10:00am and 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday, June 4th – 9:15am to 10:00am and 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday, June 5th – 9:15am to 10:00am and 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, June 6th – 11:00am to 11:45am

Our Mother of Sorrows Parish in Johnstown
May 23 at 4:00 p.m.
May 26 at Noon
May 27 at 8:00 a.m.

Prince of Peace Parish in Northern Cambria
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday in the Church from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday/Wednesday Evening from 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. outside the handicap entrance.

Queen of Peace Parish in Patton
Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Resurrection Parish in Johnstown
Sunday 8:00 -10:00 a.m.
(When public Masses resume: Saturdays 2:30-3:00 p.m.)

Saint Andrew Parish in Johnstown
Saturdays from Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
(Confessions heard in the cry room)

Saint Augustine Parish in Dysart
May 23rd (Saturday) -5:00 p.m.
May 28th & 29th (Thursday & Friday) – 9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
May 30th (Saturday) – 5:00 p.m.

Saint Benedict Parish in Carrolltown
Saturday Noon-3:00 p.m.

Saint Benedict Parish in Johnstown
Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in the school gym

Saint Bernard Parish in Hastings
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

Saint Clare of Assisi Parish in Johnstown
Saturday 4:00-5:00 p.m.

(When public Masses resume: Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.)

Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Johnstown
Saturdays 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available in THE ACTIVITY CENTER of the Parish, which is across the street from the Church.

Saint Francis Xavier Parish in Cresson
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

Saint John Gualbert Cathedral in Johnstown
Thursdays and Saturdays at 3:00 p.m.

Saint Mary Parish in Nanty Glo
Wednesdays from 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Saturdays from 3:30-4:00 p.m.
Sundays from 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Confessions will be heard in the priests’ sacristy

Saint Michael Parish in St. Michael
Saturdays from 3:00 -3:15 p.m.
Sundays from 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
(Confessions will be offered in the sacristy of Saint Michael Church with a screen or face to face option)

Saint Monica Parish in Chest Springs
May 23rd (Saturday) – 3:00 p.m.

May 26th & 27th (Tue & Wed)  – 9:00 a.m. & 6.00 p.m.
May 30th (Saturday) – 3:00 p.m.

Saint Nicholas Parish in Nicktown
Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Transfiguration Parish in Conemaugh
Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Confessions will be heard in the Church which has 25 chairs set up in the mail aisle of the Church, set 6′ apart.  The Penitent will wipe the chair with the antiseptic wipes at their chair and wipe it with the paper towel beside their chair and place the used products in the bucket beside their chair and then proceed to the priest sacristy and close the door and make their way to their chair and make their Confession. Each member of our Parish has received a diagram of the Church with the detailed instructions.

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CENTRE COUNTY 

Our Lady of Victory Parish in State College
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Queen of Archangels Parish in Clarence
Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday Afternoons at 4:00 p.m. 

Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Bellefonte
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.

Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Philipsburg
Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

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HUNTINGDON COUNTY

Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Mount Union
May 23 at 11:00 a.m.

Saint Mary Parish in Shade Gap
May 23 at 6:30 p.m.

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SOMERSET COUNTY

All Saints Parish in Boswell
Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish in Central City

EVERY SUNDAY beginning on May 24 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the front vestibule of the Saint John site in Central City
EVERY SUNDAY beginning on May 24 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the main isle of All Saints Parish in Boswell.
Additionally, confessions will be heard at All Saints on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and at the Saint John site in Central City at 2:00 p.m. If more penitents show up than can be covered during one hour the time will be extended.
If none of these times work, or if you wish to discuss matters more fully, please contact Father Aron Maghsoudi at (724) 953-5347 to set up an appointment for Confession.

Saint Peter Parish in Somerset
Saturday 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. (2 Confessors)
Monday through Friday 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (2 Confessors)

 

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